A lot of people seem to not dig this one much. Maybe its bc I am a fashion victim/addict and a lover of musicals that this is pretty much as good as it gets for me. Audrey is utterly charming as usual, Astaire is a bit old but maybe Gene Kelly was busy lol so he gets a pass. The songs and set designs, the mise-en-scene, etc all make this an unbelievably easy film to recommend. I now wanna go listen to the s/t again..
This entertaining musical is a bit of a curates egg,good in parts.The opening sequences are the best parts of the film,but once things move to Paris problems developed.Firstly,what started as a modern looking musical,begins to make fun of the current youth movements.Secondly,the film seems to suggest that women should be married and not intellectual! On the plus side,the film and Paris looks great.As do the two leads
It's daft, it's dated, silly and filled with stereotypes but it's so charming. I don't really do musicals but Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson are great. Whoever got carried away with the credits sequence and came up with the darkroom scene earned the extra star.